Doogie and the Rock Star: BioFactura’s Remarkable Journey

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BioFactura, a leading developer and manufacturer of biosimilars and biodefense products, is one of the crown jewels of Frederick, Maryland’s growing biotech hub. The company is thriving and has secured strong funding from both private and government sources that see the potential of the company’s StableFast™ biosimilars platform. In May 2021, BioFactura reached an important milestone, announcing that it had moved its first biosimilar product into the clinic.

FDA Grants Theradaptive Breakthrough Medical Device Designation

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Theradaptive, a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering a new class of regenerative implants announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Medical Device designation to its Osteo-Adapt SP Spinal Fusion implant indicated for transforaminal lumbar interbody spinal fusion to treat degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, or retrolisthesis.

5 Questions With Maya Yovcheva, Scientist III at Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Maya Yovcheva is an R&D scientist with more than ten years of experience in cell biology, protein expression, and product development. She has been a product development scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific for six years, developing novel tools and platforms for protein expression and viral vector production. Her work has led to the launch of a new platform for baculovirus-based protein expression in insect cells. Maya holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and a Master’s degree in Medical Biotechnology.

2021 BioBuzz Awards Finalists

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We’re excited to announce this year’s finalists for the second annual 2021 BioBuzz Awards. These awards celebrate the people and companies across our regional community and their efforts and accomplishments to impact human health and build a stronger biotech community.

NanoBioFAB Works with Defense Health Agency and WVU on Medical Nanosensors

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Frederick-based company NanoBioFAB (Nanotechnology and Biotechnology Fabrication), is working with the Defense Health Agency and West Virginia University to improve training for medical and nursing students nationwide. The company, co-founded by Xiaonao Liu and Ruoting Yang, creates small nanosensors that, when added to medical mannequins, can provide feedback to students.

Secretary of Commerce tours new I-270 Innovation Labs, flexible lab space meeting critical industry need

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From left to right: Kelly Shultz – Secretary of Commerce, State of Maryland; Luis Rugeles – Co-founder & CEO, I-270 Innovation Labs; and Doug Bane – Co-founder & COO, I-270 Innovation Labs.

In Conversation: Thomas Blake and Alison Demarest of Meridian BioGroup

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This year, Meridian BioGroup of Frederick, Maryland is celebrating its 15th year in business. The compliance, validation, and regulatory services provider has grown substantially in that time, and continues to put in the work to expand and improve. Co-founders Thomas Blake and Alison Demarest take pride in the work of their employees, Meridian’s work culture, and the expertise of the company in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields.

Biosimilars Company, BioFactura, Announces Significant Team Growth

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In a rapidly expanding market, BioFactura is making waves in a big way in 2021. From initiation of a phase 1 study for a biosimilar treatment for people suffering from Crohn’s Disease to a recent transfer agreement with RANI Therapeutics, there’s a lot to be excited about for a company of just under 50 employees.

Milken Institute Report Highlights How Maryland is Growing one of the Nation’s Strongest Life Science Ecosystems

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Home to an array of renowned universities, federal labs, and government resources, it’s no surprise that the globally renowned Milken Institute found that Maryland “has one of the nation’s strongest life sciences industries,” according to its recent report.

It’s clear that Maryland’s efforts to grow its recognition as a life sciences/biotech hub have paid off. However, there is still more work to be done in order for Maryland’s R&D growth trajectory to keep up with other leading hubs such as Massachusetts and North Carolina.

Tonix Pharmaceuticals Announces Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for its Infectious Disease R&D Center in Maryland

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Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: TNXP) (Tonix or the Company), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced it will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Company’s approximately 48,000 square foot research and development center (RDC) in Frederick, Md. on October 18, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. The RDC is expected to support the Company’s expanding infectious disease pipeline. This includes providing internal capacity to discover and develop vaccines and antivirals intended to support U.S. pandemic preparedness.